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Causes: Art Museums, Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Performing Arts

Mission: The mariposa museum and world culture center fosters peace, global awareness, and understanding across cultural boundaries through compelling exhibits, performances and programs, and educational partnerships that reach people of all ages across nh and the greater new england area.

Programs: The mariposa museum and world culture center fosters peace, global awareness, and understanding across cultural boundaries through compelling exhibits, performances and programs, and educational partnerships that reach people of all ages across nh and the greater new england area.

Community Stories

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4

The Mariposa is a treasure trove of cultural knowledge and a really wonderful resource to the community. I have been impressed with all of the wonderful events they put on, and wish I could visit more often!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have attended several events at the Mariposa Museum such as: People Power - the overthrow of Marcos in the Philippines; Philippine Dance and Music; and Iskwelahang Pilipino Rondalla Ensemble.
The Museum provided me with a great opportunity to: relive the past, exchanged views with the other audience and participants, enjoy Filipino native foods; gave me an excellent atmosphere of connection/ or reconnection to my past, present and future. The place and the events, were very enriching, informative and original. Above all it gave me a high sense of pride specially in overthrowing a dictator through a peaceful means "People Power." And Filipinos are special and beautiful.... The people are very welcoming, organized, and mission oriented. I am delighted that with Mariposa's contiuned existence, my family and I can always come back to attend any events lined up for showing. I would invite my friends to come and visit Mariposa Museum - great place, events and performance.

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Eric M.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I recently attended the Mariposa for a story-telling evening. It was both metaphorically and literally a warm hour out of the winter cold, listening to Dylan Thomas' Christmas story in Wales, followed by warm cider and cookies. Regardless of event, perhaps the most appealing thing about the Mariposa is the warmth provided by the physical nature of the building. Upon entering, one is surrounded by the pleasing tones, colors, and textures of the myriad cultural artefacts and objects on display. And the staff are uncommonly warm.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff at the Mariposa are committed, passionate, imaginative and informed. I have worked as a volunteer on one program and attended many others -- each time impressed with the quality of information presented, enthusiasm of volunteers, and number of people attending the events. The Mariposa brings the world and a diversity of cultures to an otherwise very homogenous region and provides a very important educational and enjoyable sevice.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Museum is a magical place. I am a doll lover and I love that this collection contains so many dolls from around the world as part of its fabulous collection. Whenever you want to feel part of something bigger than yourself all you have to do is walk in the door and you are transported.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was an international student in 2004 when i had the opportunity to visit the museum. The experience that Mariposa Museum has broaden my curiosity to expand my interest in learning about other countries. They not only have the paraphernalia's/artifacts from different countries they visited..or featured, they have write ups/books of wide array of resources.

Being a student away from home, i felt so at home finding a place like this -which reminded me that we are all a piece of a big tapestry of people living in this creative world...and everywhere people has stories of their own that shows their own unique culture-struggles and success!

I have been in Mariposa while being a student and when i have the chance to be in the USA, i put it in my agenda to see this beautiful -enriched place because of the way they reach out to people from all over the world.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Every town should have a Mariposa Museum & World Culture center! For many people, especially children, this is the closest they will come to experiencing another culture in its "truest" form. With many stereotypes and so much false information floating around in the media it's important to me that cultures are represented in a positive and non-generalizing light, which is exactly what the Mariposa does! Through artifacts, performances and many other interactive ways of learning, the Mariposa provides an environment that celebrates the beauty of cultural variation and opens the minds of young and seasoned generations alike...if you are in the area be sure you don't miss the unique opportunity to experience what the Mariposa is doing*

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Mariposa is one of the cornerstones of Peterborough. In its' short time, it has established itself as a local leader in ethnic and global education. When you walk into the museum, it's like walking into another country (s) of beauty. The lectures are always interesting and the classes very good. We can learn much from what the Mariposa has to offer. We are extremely fortunate to have such a place in our community.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

My musical groups have performed at the Mariposa numerous times. It's a great place to play--the wonderful environment of art and artifacts within those walls, and the layout of the structure itself inspires creativity and attentiveness for both performers and listeners, and the folks there that we've worked with have been helpful and welcoming.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I had a great time learning about different cultures through art, music, games, and crafts. I found the museum to be open and engaging for both adults and children. The staff was polite and helpful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love to bring my group to perform Traditional Vietnamese Dance at Mariposa.
My students from age 6 to 30 all love to perform there.
The director and all staff are very warm. They work hard to promote
other cultures and provide education. My students came there to perform but they came away with a great feeling of understanding other culture.

Chi Potter, Director
Homeland Dance, LLC

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 4

The Mariposa provides a unique opportunity to NH and neighboring communities in New England. Through its programs, exhibits and staff, it allows me to travel and open my eyes, mind and heart to the diversity of cultures that form my world. Equally important, it allows me to see the diversity that exists within my own community and region -- something of a surprise in rural NH. Over the years I've seen and benefited from the development of Mariposa programs and outreach as more and more diverse people get involved.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 4

Whenever I come to Peterborough I make sure to spend time upstairs and downstairs in the Mariposa Museum. Each time I come I look at new things or see things I have seen before in a new way because the offerings are so rich and varied. The museum is alive with its artifacts of people's lives, art, and culture. I have particularly enjoyed the activities, such as the loom in the large room downstairs set up to give visitors a feel for sitting at a loom and moving threads across a warp. Stirring to be part of cultural history like that. The books and activities in the other room are always inspiring to me. I have purchased books that have been available in the museum. The staff is always friendly and helpful and truly enjoy what they are doing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Although the museum is not huge in terms of square-footage, there is almost more tucked into it than one can possibly absorb. Every time I visit, I find another treasure that I hadn't noticed before.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I studied cultural anthropology in the 60's and 70's at NYU and BU, I never imagined that, as a retiree, I would find a truly exceptional museum of world cultures in a town of 6,000 people, in the beautiful Monadnock Region of NH. This special place feels like home to me. I am so grateful that my grand-daughter, Maya, will grow up knowing this wonderful museum, with its many puppets, its hands-on collection of amazing musical instruments from all over the world, its creative classes for children and seniors, and its many and varied lectures and cultural performances, complete with delicious traidtional foods from the featured region! Residents and visitors alike are very fortunate to have the Mariposa and its fine staff and collections available to us.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a wonderful place for children to learn about the world along with hands on classes to inspire

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Peterborough is, historically, a very typical New England community. Yet on the Main Street of this little town is the Mariposa Museum, our gateway to the entire world. Exhibits change, local participation is invited and encouraged, guests visit from across the globe, and we also discover the heritage, talents and skills of our very own neighbors.
I was a member of the committee that helped salvage the building after a terrible fire. We were all excited about Linda and David's vision of a museum. They worked hard and long, always knitting its execution into the community. Since Linda's death, David and every level of helper, from tour guide to head administrator, has continued the beautiful flow of reaching out and giving back.
I love to attend the First Friday evening performances, and have witnessed drummers from Japan and shadow puppets from Indonesia. Students from our school visited the museum the last time the Tibetan monks came to create a sand mandala; Terri Reeves did a wonderful presentation on the history and variety of mandalas. I also attended a workshop on mandalas there and used the ideas to do a project with students at school.
Mariposa's offerings are endless. Their help is always kind and generous. They fulfill their mission every day by opening their doors and letting in the world.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

As an elementary school teacher in the area, The Mariposa is a treasure for us all. We are a small community with limited resources and the Mariposa offers us an experience equal to non other. Each year when we offer a topic we are exploring Terry creates these amazing experiences for the children full of hands on fun and learning.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had occasion to visit the Mariposa Museum a number of times now and have never failed to find it to be real food for the soul and an oasis for the spirit.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Mariposa serves a broad range of folks -- from children of all ages who love that the collection is hands-on, colorful and vast -- to adults who love that as well as the shop's cool items, to other nonprofits who use the space for meetings, celebrations and such. This museum is a gem in the heart of downtown Peterborough, providing multicultural learning experiences to kids who might not otherwise be exposed to such things. The Museum also brings ideas, performances and workshops that open minds, broaden perspectives and encourage tolerance among cultures. Bravo!

Review from Guidestar